Energy consumption reduced by 86%

In 2012, BNP Paribas Fortis will be moving to a new 95,000-m² head office that will accommodate 4,500 people. ENGIE Fabricom is responsible for the electrical equipment, and is working on the HVAC installation with ENGIE Axima.

There were too many fundamental problems to renovate the existing building, so the company decided to build completely new headquarters on the site of the old building between Brussels Central Station, the Royal Palace and Parliament. The new office is designed to allow new working methods, and reduce energy consumption by 84% to just one seventh of the old building.

ENGIE Fabricom’s role

To give an idea of the scope of this project, 18,000 light points and more than 10,000 LED strips are planned to light the facade of the new building. ENGIE Fabricom is also installing other equipment, including 200 cameras and an access control system for 200 doors. Together with our sister company ENGIE Axima, we are responsible for:

  • the MV installation (14 MVA)
  • installing 498 photovoltaic panels, each 370 Wc, resulting in a total capacity of 184 KWc.
  • generator sets (2,500 kVA)
  • LV installation of 3 N/S main low-voltage panels, a Vital main low-voltage panel, and 320 distribution boards
  • Data bus for the management of the electrical installation and the HVAC
  • no-break supply
  • lighting
  • KNX lighting control
  • BMS
  • lightning protection system
  • fire protection
  • fibre-optic network (12,000 outlets)
  • copper cabling (500 km)
  • indoor Astrid communication system
  • multimedia (auditorium and meeting rooms)
  • CCTV (200 cameras)
  • access control
  • burglar alarm